Google to Introduce Always-On Voice Commands to Chromebooks
Ashley Allen / 2 years ago
Google voice search has been available on Android smartphones and tablets for a while, and the company is now introducing the function to its Chromebook laptops as an ‘always-on’ function. Included with the latest Chrome OSbuild, the function is operated by the user speaking the phrase “OK Google” before saying the desired search terms out loud. So long as the screen is on and unlocked, the computer will always be listening for the activation phrase.
Google employee François Beaufort announced the news on Google+. Only users that have access to the Chrome Dev channel can access the new voice command protocol. There is no indication when the function will be made available to all Chrome OS users, but Google isn’t one to take its time when rolling out new features.
Source: The Verge